OTC 064: Fight Night – 2nd Season

We’re joined by Bo Godawa from V-Fit93 Entertainment & Promotions! We’ll discuss both boxing and his martial arts background, making the transition to become a promoter, and the upcoming Fight Night 2nd Season Event: Saturday, January 27th in Daytona Beach. Also available on our YouTube channel:

OTC 063: Would you rather…

This episode, we discuss some listener/viewer feedback, talk about the pros and cons of at home training, and setting expectations for rank evaluation. We also play a martial arts version of the “Would you Rather” game.   Also available on our YouTube channel:

OTC 062: The Martial Way

Budo, mudo, the martial way, the path. We provide our insight into how to define the path, walk the path, and what to do when you stray from the path. Books mentioned in this episode: Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think by Forrest E. Morgan, Maj USAF Read More …

OTC 061: Fantasy Kumite Battle!

This time we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of traditional weapons practice and their application to modern-day training. We also have our first Fantasy Kumite Battle! Also available on our YouTube channel:

OTC 060: Leadership (Part 2)

This time, John is back to help us discuss leadership in the military and how it relates to the martial arts. We also discuss the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Also available on our YouTube channel:

OTC 059: Leadership (Part 1)

This week, Brian and Shelby discuss leadership as it relates to the martial arts. We also describe our definitions of self-defense vs. fighting vs. competition, and chat about the revisionist history of Taekwondo. Also available on our YouTube channel:

OTC 057: Don’t Join the Cobra Kai

Back after a few months with a new episode! This time, Brian and Shelby talk about traditional vs. sport/modern martial arts, their interview with WESH news in Orlando, and the SHIELD Against Bullying program. A few links we mentioned on the show: The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully No More Kings – Sweep Read More …

OTC 056: New School Beats Old School?

This time we talk about old-school black belts vs. modern practitioners in both BJJ and Taekwondo, and we discuss how hypocrisy can sometimes creep into martial arts schools. We also myth-bust one of our previous busted myths! Link to martial arts registration law in Guam: http://www.guamcourts.org/CompilerofLaws/GCA/10gca/10gc062.pdf Also available on our YouTube channel: